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The Bruery Humulus Blonde

The Bruery Humulus Blonde
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Belgian Ale
Placentia, California USA


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A hoppy, Belgian-style blonde ale hopped generously late in the brewing process with American hops, producing a piney, smokey hop aroma and crisp citrus bite in a light, quaffable beer. ABV: 5.5%, IBU: 30, SRM: 3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
Pale straw-coloured pour with a nice, tight white head. Very bright lemony/grapefruity nose. Quite resinous with a decent bit of dank aroma hops. Fresh and assertive bitterness along with a touch of fresh grassiness as well. Light resiny palate that leads into a bright lemon citrus flavour toward the finish. Really fresh, bright IPA – count me a fan of this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Draught at The Bruery’s anniversary. Hazy light straw color and a frothy white head, giving it a wit-like appearance. After several beers with no hops in the aroma, this one really blew me away. Sweet grapefruit, spicy hops, cinnamon, pastry dough and oranges. The flavor has light malts with a spicy, hoppy, somewhat herbal bitter finish. Medium-light bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty light and refreshing drinker overall, with a pleasing bitterness and an amazing aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Tap at the Bruery. Golden yellow pour with generous white head. Aroma of bread, yeast and piney hops. Tastes the same with a great resinous hop dose. This is a really nice beer. Large amount of piney, resinous hops with no bitterness. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2009
Growler thanks to JohnC. Pours with a huge, rocky white head and great lace over a hazed golden yellow body. Aroma of bananas, spice, hops, their house Belgian yeast, citrus, vanilla and slightly bready. Taste is hoppy citrus, Belgian yeast, and graininess. Lively carbonation, dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Another great collision of styles. Belgian meet IPA.. Light with nice amount of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
(Hand bottle, courtesy of Bman1113vr) Pours a clear yellow body with a white head. Aroma of chamomile, florals, pineapple, apricot, and peach. Flavor of hops (grass, earth, citrus), yeast, and light apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2010
(Old BA rate - growler) Pours with a thinner pure white frothy head that doesn’t last too long; spotty lacing, but there. Mostly clear very light gold color; not a whole lot to note. Belgian yeastiness with a good degree of spices; nice hoppiness that’s a bit herbal; slight hint of sweetness at the end of the aroma. Light passion fruits up front; light malt sweetness; herbal and earthy hop punch; yeasty and a bit bready as well; lots of nice layers. Thinner to medium; very soft carbonation; would’ve like more snap for the style. Really nice drinking; interesting coupled with a low abv = sessionable as hell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2340) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
Thanks to BMan1113VR for sharing this cool ass looking growler with me. Pours a nice straw color with a big fluffy white head. Nose is banana, creme, and aged nobel hops and some citrus too. Taste is a bit skunky and grainy but also slightly fruity. Not bad, reminds me of westy blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
Big ups to Sir Bman1113VR the Benevolent. Growler. Large foamy head, incredible for a week old growler! Clear gold color body. Aroma of hops, bananas. Flavor was pepper, hops, light yeast. Somewhat thin mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2009
hand bottle thanks to bman1113vr. light yellow pour with a thin ring of white froth. nose is hoppy with citrus and fruits. flavor is slightly yeasty with apples and other fruit.

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